There is never anend to mom shaming, especially for many celebrity moms out there, who spend most of their time under the microscope of the media. In the latest example of this trend, Kim Kardashian came under fire for letting her daughter North West, who is now 5 years old, wear lipstick. However, should the people really make such a fuss about this development?
Kim Kardashian has been attacked before for her extravagant parenting choices
During last year, people called Kim Kardashian out for straightening her young daughter’s hair. What is more, one person even noted thison the Instagram photo she posted,
“I can feel the heat damage from here! Leave your [kid’s] hair alone let her have the choice to damage it when she’s older.”
Another comment read,
“That poor baby’s curl pattern is gonna be all jacked up from the heat damage she’s putting on her hair at a young age.”
Others people, especially her fans, think that it was a personal parenting choice of Kardashian, who had every right to go along with it. She told The Hollywood Reporter, “She wanted straight hair and I straightened her hair one time. It’s funny, because online everyone thought that we pressed it and did this whole thing. It was just a flat iron. I even read that she had extensions on! She has curly hair, so when you straighten her hair, it’s gonna look really long. I can’t believe people didn’t get that. Sometimes you just have to tune it out! It was her birthday and all she wanted was to try to have her hair straightened.”
Kardashian has taken heat for allowing North to wear makeup
Last fall season, Kim Kardashian took a photo of North applying some of her makeup, which looked pretty much as expected from a situation like this. Almost all daughter do this at a certain point in time. She later shared a video of the situation on her Instagram story, where North is wearing one of her lipsticks.
The caption underneath read, “North wearing #6 in the new Classic Blossom Collection. Relax mom shamers, it’s coming off in a few minutes. I needed a bribe to get out the door. You feel me?!”
Kardashian was also mom-shamed for North’s church look
North wore lipstick one more time for a Christmas family photo Kim shared, as she later explained to Refinery29:
“I already know North is into makeup for sure… I don’t think she should wear lashes or too dark of a lipstick. It is a form of expression, so I want her to express herself, but I want her to be appropriate, too.”
When the proud mother shared additional video footage of North having some fun while dancing at a church service while wearing dark lipstick, people shamedher for allowing the young girl to wear makeup.
One of the videos was captioned off with “Power”, while another read “Her favorite part of the week is dancing during Sunday Service.” Northreally lookedfree spirited and happy during this fun time, but people again focused on what Kardashian did wrong this time.
There was this comment, “She is still a child. Her face is beautiful without the makeup. She is dressed as a teenager would be. That dress is not appropriate for a Sunday Baptist’s service.”
Another person agreed, saying“She’s adorable but why is she wearing lipstick to church? She’s too young for makeup in public.”
Of course, on the other hand, there were fans who saw the good in all of this, praising the fun North seemed to have. One supporter tweeted, “Kim doesn’t let North wear lipstick so she can look older or letting her grow up too quick. She’s letting her daughter be herself. If North wants to wear neon purple lipstick or dark red lipstick, she’s letting her have fun. Mind ya business and your own kids.”